Nights to get less cold
The Ranchi Meteorological Centre on Tuesday predicted a gradual rise in night temperature in most parts of the state over the next three days.
Several synoptic features were impacting Jharkhand’s weather, the weathermen said. A trough caused by a passing western disturbance was hovering in upper troposphere 5.8 Km above mean sea level. An induced cyclonic circulation over northwest Rajasthan also persists and was hovering at 1.5km above mean sea level. Another cyclonic circulation lies over eastern Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Bihar at 900m above mean sea level. Moreover, weathermen said, a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region and adjoining plains from Wednesday onwards.
“Dry weather would prevail for the next four to five days after which weather condition might take a turn with possibility of showers and formation of clouds after January 18. Shallow to moderate fog is also likely to prevail in the morning for the next two days,” said S.D. Kotal, director of the Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
Dry weather prevailed over Jharkhand during the past 24 hours with the north-westerly wind dominating. Shallow fog resulted in poor visibility at several places, specially those in high terrain.
Ranchi on Tuesday recorded a minimum temperature of 8°C, two notches below normal, while Jamshedpur recorded a minimum temperature of 9.6°C, which was 1.4 notches below normal. Kanke, notched 5.8°C , three points below normal.
Daltonganj, the Palamau district headquarters, on Tuesday recorded a minimum temperature of 8.5°C, one notch below normal, while Bokaro recorded 7.6°C, four notches below normal. Chaibasa in adjoining West Singhbhum district recorded a minimum reading of 7.8°C, around five notches below normal. A moderate cold-wave condition was prevailing in West Singhbhum district.
Most districts in Santhal Pargana region recorded minimum readings between 8°C and 10°C.